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1220 W College St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 • Phone: (615) 898-7764 • Fax: (615) 898-7640

Training

Rutherford County Emergency Management provides training for a wide range of public service departments and agencies including Fire, Police, and Rescue services. The courses include a number of locally produced criteria and also include Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and Department of Homeland Security training. Along with training, the EMA also conducts regular Table- top, Functional, and Full-scale training. You may check the training current training schedule by clicking the Training Icon on the Home Page.

Training includes but is not limited to:

Emergency Response to Terrorism Awareness- 8 Hrs

Emergency Response to Terrorism - 16 hrs

Radiological Monitoring & Response- 8 hrs

Emergency Response to Radiological Incidents (MERRTT) - 8 or 16 hrs

Foreign Animal Disease Response (FAD) - 16 hrs

Hazardous Matrials Awareness - 4 hrs

Hazardous Materials Operations (HMO) 40 hrs

Hazardous Materials Team Operations (HMTO) 80 hrs

Introduction to Incident Command - 100 4 hrs

Incident Command System 300 Middle Management & General Staff - 16 hrs

Incident Command System 400 Command & General Staff - 16 hrs

National Incident Management System 700 - 3 hrs

National Response Plan 800 - 4 hrs

NFA Incident Command System - 16 hrs

Ground Search and Rescue Operations - 24 hrs

Hospital First Receiver Decontamination - 12 hrs

Current Training Schedule

Please contact Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency for training applications. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Each class must have a minimum of 15 students, if this number is not met the class will be canceled and notifications will be sent out. Unless otherwise noted each class will be held at the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency training room and will last typically from 0800-1630 hrs.

 

 

HAZMAT AWARENESS

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 5

Rutherford County Emergency Management  1220 W College St, Murfreesboro

Class begins 6:00PM

No pre-requisits required 

APPLICATION DUE DATE COB August 27th

 

This 4-hour course covers the basic skills to recognize, detect, and identify the presence of hazardous materials during an emergency. Students will learn how to define and describe how hazardous materials are classified; understand the risks associated with them and proper notification procedures Other topics of instruction include: Understanding the importance of initiating command and control activities during a hazardous materials incident, surveying a hazardous material incident and identifying the containment systems and materials involved, and use of the Emergency Response Guidebook.

Students who successfully complete this course will have met the standards under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 (2013).

 

 

 

 

HAZMAT TEAM OPERATIONS

LaVergne Fire Hall #3

September 10-14 and 17-21

 

This 80-hour course in which students are trained to operate in an offensive mode when responding to a hazardous materials incident.  It is also designed to prepare team members to operate safely and as a unit in dealing with Hazardous Materials incidents. Emphasis is on teamwork and the use and limitations of existing team equipment. Content includes personal protection, safety procedures, basic physical and chemical properties, container characteristics, basic tactics and guidelines for team policies, procedures and operations. Module quizzes are utilized to evaluate class progress.  Field trips and hands-on competency drills are conducted to reinforce classroom activities.  There is a final test and the course concludes with an evaluated written and practical (hands-on) exam, with a full-scale team exercise.  An average score of 80 must be maintained to successfully complete the course. 

Target audience: Local HM team members

Prerequisites, IS 700, IS 800, IS 100, IS 200 (FEMA On-line courses), any 16 hr classroom ICS course, FEMA IS-3 (RAD)  Radiological Monitoring MERTT (8hr) or 16 hr. course.  * Pre-requisite certificate copies MUST be attached to the application.  HazMat Awareness,  HazMat Operations or the two courses conducted by Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy listed below

Reciprocity - Either one of the following:

Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy’s (TFACA) hazardous materials courses are considered equivalent to the TEMA Hazardous Materials for Operational Level Response course:

Recruit/Firefighter I – F100  (400 hrs) course (NFPA 2008) and Hazardous Materials Operations Level Hands-on-FF171 (32 hrs) course (NFPA 2008).

 APPLICATION CUTOFF COB AUGUST 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 HAZMAT IQ Classes Available Sept 2018

8 HOUR CLASS for HAZMAT TECHNICIANS ONLY! Qualifies as 8 hrs towards Hazmat Tech Recert

Course Summary
HazMatIQ First Responder Offensive training incorporates the “Above the Line /Below the Line” size-up system, while instructing First Responders on whether they can safely enter the Hot Zone to attempt a rescue. This is accomplished by the use of HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts, which aid in the decision making process of whether or not it is safe to make a rescue. This 4-hour FRO training emphasizes understanding the uses of the Stay Alive Five Meters (Radiation meter, 4-gas meter and Temperature Gun) and Reagent Papers (pH and F papers) to assure their safety when choosing to enter the hot zone.
Learning Objectives
1. Provide training on transportation containers, for both highway and railway.
2. Train First Responders on the HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts
3. Provide training on the Stay Alive Five equipment (meters and reagent papers) that are required to incorporate this life saving system.
a. These meters provide invaluable information to your team who routinely respond to emergencies involving flammable liquids and gases, oxygen deficient environments, corrosive materials, carbon monoxide, and chemical reactions. If your department responds to Hazardous Materials incidents, these tools are essential to both the safety of your responders and the safety of your community.
4. Equips and trains your responders to use the NIOSH Pocket Guide. Currently First Responders are trained only on the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) that provides only limited information needed to make a “Go or No Go” decision.
Classroom + Response Scenarios: In addition to training responders on the HazMatIQ FRO System; students will participate in on-screen scenarios and tabletop exercises. The 8-Hour Course allows the students to gain additional confidence using the HazMatIQ System and practice tactical decision making.

((VERY LIMITED SEATING))

WHEN: Wednesday- September 26 08:00 to 17:00

WHERE:  146 Beasley Drive, Franklin TN

CONTACT: Capt Scot Hughes (615) 478-8937

4 HOUR CLASS for 1st Responders (Minimum Hazmat Ops Level)

Qualifies as 4 hrs towards Hazmat Tech Recert

Course Summary
HazMatIQ First Responder Offensive training incorporates the “Above the Line /Below the Line” size-up system, while instructing First Responders on whether they can safely enter the Hot Zone to attempt a rescue. This is accomplished by the use of HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts, which aid in the decision making process of whether or not it is safe to make a rescue. This 4-hour FRO training emphasizes understanding the uses of the Stay Alive Five Meters (Radiation meter, 4-gas meter and Temperature Gun) and Reagent Papers (pH and F papers) to assure their safety when choosing to enter the hot zone.
Learning Objectives
1. Provide training on transportation containers, for both highway and railway.
2. Train First Responders on the HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts
3. Provide training on the Stay Alive Five equipment (meters and reagent papers) that are required to incorporate this life saving system.
a. These meters provide invaluable information to your team who routinely respond to emergencies involving flammable liquids and gases, oxygen deficient environments, corrosive materials, carbon monoxide, and chemical reactions. If your department responds to Hazardous Materials incidents, these tools are essential to both the safety of your responders and the safety of your community.
4. Equips and trains your responders to use the NIOSH Pocket Guide. Currently First Responders are trained only on the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) that provides only limited information needed to make a “Go or No Go” decision
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ONLY 30 SEATS First come first serve.

WHEN: THURSDAY September 27 08:00 - 12:00

WHERE: 1220 W College St, Murfreesboro TN

Contact- Tera Simmons 615-898-7764

Rutherford County Fire  will be offering a 8 hour  Haz Mat Awareness class through TEEX (Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service) this year.  The class will be held at the training center, 1504 W College Murfreesboro, Tn 37130  from 8 am to 4 pm. 

Classes are:

Tuesday Oct 16th  8am to 4 pm

Wednesday Oct 17th   8 am to 4 pm

Thursday Oct 18th  8am to 4pm

 

For more class information see here:  AWR-160-W-WMD-Terrorism-Awareness-For-Emergency-First-Responders

 

CONTACT:

Paula L. Todd CC-Paramedic/IC

ptodd@rutherfordcountytn.gov

Training Coordinator

Rutherford County Fire & Rescue

2785 Barfield Road

Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128

Office (615) 867-4657

 

 

 

 

For questions and applications please contact RCEMA:
1220 W. College St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7764
Fax: (615) 898-7840

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